Middle East –21 October 2020: As a leading provider of collaboration technology, Cisco Webex reports hosting over 204 million meeting minutes for its MEA customers in the 3-month period between 1st March and 1st June, 2020.
During the height of the Covid19 pandemic, with work from home and distance learning policies in place, over 3,600 Webex customers in the region leveraged the platform to stay connected across sectors including government, healthcare and education.
Within the same timeframe, a total of 164,959 active hosts in the MEA conducted close to 1,775,913 individual meetings. Cisco anticipates collaboration technologies such as Webex to continue to thrive, as organizations accelerate their digitization agendas to boost relations, increase efficiencies and reduce overheads associated with travel and office costs.
For 12 years running, Webex has been named as a ‘Leader’ in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions, indicating a unique value proposition for customers, beyond the basic functionalities of conventional videoconferencing solutions.
At Cisco Live US, Cisco’s premier education and training event for IT professionals, the company recently announced that its Webex platform had experienced unprecedented demand – resulting in more than triple its normal volume in activity. As a response, Cisco is now investing in promoting the secure expansion of Webes’s global capacity.
“Webex’s reputation as a vital tool for enabling communication is testament to our focus on listening to the needs of our customers. We’re proud to be offering our services to some of the most prestigious institutions in the region, and believe that even as our lives return to normal, collaboration software will continue to be essential in delivering a more secure and connected future”, said Reem Asaad, Vice President, Cisco Middle East & Africa.